Active Weather Pattern in the West and into the Central U.S.

A series of weather systems will bring locally heavy rain, 1 to 3 feet of mountain snow, and strong winds up to 75 mph across the western states. Later this weekend and early next week, a strong low pressure system will spread wintry conditions and strong winds from the Plains into the Upper Midwest. Strengthening winds in the Southern Plains will increase fire weather threats. Warmer in the east.
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Coastal Waters Forecast for S of Ocracoke Inlet NC to Cape Lookout NC out to 20 nm (AMZ156) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: S of Ocracoke Inlet NC to Cape Lookout NC out to 20 nm (AMZ156)
Issued by: National Weather Service Morehead City, NC
Last Update: 1001 AM EST Fri Jan 19 2018
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Rest Of Today: W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Tonight: W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 4 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Sat: W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy in the afternoon.

Sat Night: W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.

Sun: W winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop in the afternoon.

Sun Night: W winds around 5 kt, becoming S after midnight. Seas around 2 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers flat.

Mon: SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to a moderate chop. A chance of showers.

Tue: W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers.



Zone Forecast: S of Ocracoke Inlet NC to Cape Lookout NC out to 20 nm (AMZ156)

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